English Dramatist Quotes

435 English Dramatist quotes:

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
"Nothing can come of nothing."
"Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above."
"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course."
"Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise."
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."
"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream."
"Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast."
"Listen to many, speak to a few."
"Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?"
"And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse."
"It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so."
"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving."
"Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind."
"All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players."
"We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements."
"If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken and so die."
"Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end."
"A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser."

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